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 Post subject: Cubs trade Blake Lalli for Anthony Recker
PostPosted: Mon Aug 27, 2012 12:12 pm 
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The Cubs will acquire Anthony Recker from the Athletics, the catcher's agent confirmed to Susan Slusser of the San Francisco Chronicle (Twitter link). Oakland had designated Recker for assignment exactly one week ago to create 40-man roster space for Brett Anderson.

http://www.mlbtraderumors.com/2012/08/cubs-to-acquire-anthony-recker.html

Who is Anthony Recker and what is the point of this trade?

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The weird thing is Recker's a minor league FA after this season.

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 Post subject: Re: Cubs trade Blake Lalli for Anthony Recker
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The weird thing is Recker's a minor league FA after this season.


So is Lalli.


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 Post subject: Re: Cubs trade Blake Lalli for Anthony Recker
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 Post subject: Re: Cubs trade Blake Lalli for Anthony Recker
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Recker has better minor league numbers but is a few years older. I don't get the point of the deal. Better depth in case Castillo or Clevenger get hurt?

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 Post subject: Re: Cubs trade Blake Lalli for Anthony Recker
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JeffH wrote:
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The weird thing is Recker's a minor league FA after this season.


So is Lalli.


He is, isn't he.

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 Post subject: Re: Cubs trade Blake Lalli for Anthony Recker
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 Post subject: Re: Cubs trade Blake Lalli for Anthony Recker
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I doubt that Recker or Lalli have any chance of catching on and sticking on a 40 man for any length of time, so I guess the only thing I can take from this is maybe they feel more comfortable with Recker's bat as a backup than Clevenger? Because I definitely see Castillo as our guy moving into next year.


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Theo got fleeced. Hendry would have never made this trade.

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 Post subject: Re: Cubs trade Blake Lalli for Anthony Recker
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 Post subject: Re: Cubs trade Blake Lalli for Anthony Recker
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Recker has better minor league numbers but is a few years older. I don't get the point of the deal. Better depth in case Castillo or Clevenger get hurt?


Recker is actually younger than Lalli.

Plus, his middle name is "Vito".


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 Post subject: Re: Cubs trade Blake Lalli for Anthony Recker
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JeffH wrote:
Post Count Padder wrote:
Recker has better minor league numbers but is a few years older. I don't get the point of the deal. Better depth in case Castillo or Clevenger get hurt?


Recker is actually younger than Lalli.

Plus, his middle name is "Vito".

Sold. Extend him now to avoid FA in the offseason!

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 Post subject: Re: Cubs trade Blake Lalli for Anthony Recker
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I think Theo and Beane were just bored and made the trade to amuse themselves.

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 Post subject: Re: Cubs trade Blake Lalli for Anthony Recker
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I think Theo and Beane were just bored and made the trade to amuse themselves.


Maybe Beane needed 40 man space and now owes Theo a favor?


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 Post subject: Re: Cubs trade Blake Lalli for Anthony Recker
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Is Recker an actual catcher instead of a pretend/ emergency catcher?

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 Post subject: Re: Cubs trade Blake Lalli for Anthony Recker
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JeffH wrote:
Post Count Padder wrote:
Recker has better minor league numbers but is a few years older. I don't get the point of the deal. Better depth in case Castillo or Clevenger get hurt?


Recker is actually younger than Lalli.

Plus, his middle name is "Vito".

Oh, for some reason I thought Lalli was like 25, 26. No matter, still a whatever deal.

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 Post subject: Re: Cubs trade Blake Lalli for Anthony Recker
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MrWood wrote:
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I think Theo and Beane were just bored and made the trade to amuse themselves.


Maybe Beane needed 40 man space and now owes Theo a favor?



I know these comments were sort of made in jest but I don't think it's that far off. This was simply a change of scenery trade for 2 guys struggling in the minors. Theo and Beane know neither of these guys are ever going to become major league caliber so why not give them a little hope with a new organization?

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 Post subject: Re: Cubs trade Blake Lalli for Anthony Recker
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Clearly, this is the move that will put us on top!


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Indians Claim Scott Maine
By Ben Nicholson-Smith [August 29 at 1:19pm CST]
The Indians announced that they claimed left-hander Scott Maine off of waivers from the Cubs. The Cubs designated Maine for assignment two days ago to create 40-man roster space for catcher Anthony Recker.

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Indians Claim Scott Maine
By Ben Nicholson-Smith [August 29 at 1:19pm CST]
The Indians announced that they claimed left-hander Scott Maine off of waivers from the Cubs. The Cubs designated Maine for assignment two days ago to create 40-man roster space for catcher Anthony Recker.

What was your favorite moment from the Scott Maine era?


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 Post subject: Re: Cubs trade Blake Lalli for Anthony Recker
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Slide Castro Slide wrote:
Indians Claim Scott Maine
By Ben Nicholson-Smith [August 29 at 1:19pm CST]
The Indians announced that they claimed left-hander Scott Maine off of waivers from the Cubs. The Cubs designated Maine for assignment two days ago to create 40-man roster space for catcher Anthony Recker.

What was your favorite moment from the Scott Maine era?


this one


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